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April 2019

Allow your mind to wander into another realm

Dragonfly drawing

Allow your mind to wander into another realm.
Sketch of the day no 1221 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a dragonfly.

Flowers struggle to look their best all year long

Pink magnolias

Flowers struggle to look their best all year long.
Sketch of the day no 1220 in my moleskine sketchbook is of some pink magnolias.

Move towards where you want to go

Pied Wagtail

Happy Sunday. Move towards where you want to go.
Sketch of the day no 1219 in my moleskine sketchbook: Pied wagtail

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Have a Happy Easter!

Have a Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
Sketch of the day no 1217 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a vintage Easter rabbit with top hat.

Man in despair

Charcoal drawing of man

Sketch of the day no 1216 is of a man in despair.

Final one for now from the Dom McCullins inspired figurative drawings. I will carry on using the charcoals which I am really enjoying and practice drawing more people.
Growth and change is good. There is no need for despair.

Life is hard and some people get broken along the way

Charcoal drawing of a broken man

And so I march on with my charcoals and this is another sketch from Don McCullins moving photo exhibition at Tate Britain of a homeless man.
Sketch of the day no 1215 is a drawing of a broken man.

Portrait of a man in charcoal

Portrait of a man in charcoal

I started my sketch a day in April 2013 and I decided from the onset that I will not draw people. In the 6 years I have done 5 bearded characters for Movember.
Now with charcoal, I have changed my mind and I have decided to start drawing people and figures because it’s been an area I have conciously stayed clear from. It’s not that I don’t find people interesting to draw but I feel it’s a subject that is really difficult to get right and that scares me.
My intention here, as with all my other sketches is to capture a feeling rather than a realistically perfect representation of the subject which my phone can do better than me. 📱

Sketch of the day no 1214 is of a portrait of man inspired by The exhibition of Don McCullin at the Tate Britain.

What do you think?

Don Mccullin photo exhibition runs until 6 May 2019 at Tate Britain, London.

I found a feather one day…

Feather drawing

I’ve been using ink pen and coloured pen brushes as my favourite medium for quite a while now. I use them because they are easy to travel with and clean. However, I’ve decided a change is necessary because change however scary and uncomfortable is necessary for growth.
Today I’m starting a new sketchbook using charcoal pencils just for a change. Let’s see how it goes.

Sketch of the day no 1214 in my sketchbook is of a black and white feather.

If you have been following my art journey for a while now, you may have realised that I love symbols and what what they mean in different cultures. If you haven’t noticed, you have been unconsciously learning about them through the references in my sketches 😉

The feather is a symbol of freedom, transformation and of a spiritual journey. As I was thinking of change in my art and my life, I came across this black and white feather on my path, a celestial sign perhaps?

Sweet potato fries drawing

Sweet potato fries

Pick the healthier option to make better choices.🍟

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 30 years now and it’s really important for me to eat right especially when I’m travelling and away from my routine. It’s not always easy to eat well, depending on where I am. When I was younger, my body would cope somehow but nowadays if I don’t have a proper well balanced diet, I get tired easily and I feel crappy and unproductive.

Sketch of the day no 1212 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a basket of sweet potato fries.
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